Date: 11/14/20 11:18 am
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Siskins? You want Siskins? I'll give ya Siskins!
will blog later, but I think my estimate in our small garden in SE Salem
was too conservative (a bad thing in any era)...there are more than sixty
that I wrote down...closer to 100...at one time I counted more than sixty
in one small area of our garden where the seeds were thick on the ground
(for awhile) plus others in trees, shrubs, flitting about...our place is
now Sis-city and I am studying avidly in this advanced course of
Siskinology and watching how siskinship works--they share, rarely spending
energy on aggression against their fellows
takes them about an hour eat up a quart of crushed sunflower seeds spread
around...they do get some help from the cowed juncos along the edges of
the flock amd a few Am Goldfinches who actually jix in with the
siskins...they are irruptive like waxwings, redpolls, Varied Thrush,
crossbills, Evening Grosbeaks and other nomadic wintering birds,,,in
McMinnville each winter was lots of siskins or zero

On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:59 AM Melia Biedscheid <
<melia.biedscheid...> wrote:

> rare but abundant and ravenous when they show up!
>
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:50 AM Frank Kolwicz <fhkolwicz1...>
> wrote:
>
>> Well, some, anyway.
>>
>> For the first time in about 3 years I have Pine Siskins at my feeders,
>> some 2 dozen of them. They were completly absent and I had to dispose of
>> most of a 20 lb bag of Niger seed that had dried out and wasn't being eaten
>> by anything.
>>
>> Frank
>> in Monmouth
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